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Ryan's Servicenter Wins ATI Humanitarian of the Year Award

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In Lacey Township, New Jersey, Ryan's Servicenter is well known for its commitment to excellent service and its community. The Automotive Training Institute (ATI) recently awarded Ryan's Servicenter the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award. This accolade honors an ATI member shop with exceptional dedication to its community. For Ryan's Servicenter, a client of ATI since 2010 and of AutoVitals since 2013, this recognition underscores their deep-rooted commitment to giving back. 

As the oldest family-owned business in Lacey Township, Ryan's Servicenter has built a reputation for automotive excellence and a profound connection to its community. Ryan's Servicenter's charitable initiatives are diverse and impactful. Their support spans a wide array of local causes and organizations, from youth sports teams like Lacey Girls Softball and Lacey Little League to critical community services such as the Lanoka Harbor Fire Company and EMS. They also address pressing social issues by supporting organizations such as Vetworks, which offers vocational training to veterans, their local humane societies, and local food banks.

In a recent initiative supported by AutoVitals, Ryan's Servicenter donated 12 tablets to a local technical school, enhancing the training of future technicians with the latest in Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) technology. This donation supports Ryan’s Servicenter’s existing efforts to support future automotive professionals. Notably, Ryan’s Servicenter partners with Petty Motorworks of Ocean Township to host automotive technician training events. These events help fill a critical need for well-trained automotive technicians. 

Their contributions don't stop at financial support; the team dedicates countless hours to hands-on service and involvement in community programs. Their participation in the local Elf program, where they spend about 500 hours annually, is a testament to their commitment to hands-on service. Additionally, the staff often donates their tips to buy food for shelter animals, adding a personal touch to their philanthropy.

Ryan's Servicenter also enriches the customer experience with a personal touch. Each customer receives a thank-you goodie bag after every visit, whether it's a bag of chips, a t-shirt, or a warm blanket for the winter season. This gesture not only delights customers but also builds a strong community bond.

You can view the list of the organizations Ryan's Servicenter supports on their website at https://ryansservicenter.com/our-community/. 

When asked for advice on how other shops can contribute to their communities, co-owner Judy Ryan advises, "Just ask." Judy Ryan emphasized that many local organizations are in need and will gladly accept support. Any business can find meaningful ways to contribute by reaching out and engaging directly with their local schools, food banks, shelters, and more! 


Ryan's Servicenter's recognition by the ATI with the Humanitarian Award is a testament to their service and a call to action for other businesses. Their example highlights how integral businesses can be in fostering a strong, supportive, and thriving community. As an ATI and AutoVitals client, Ryan's Servicenter champions industry standards and sets the bar for community involvement and social responsibility. Their story is a shining example of how businesses can make a difference and inspire those around them to give back and uplift one another. At AutoVitals, we are proud to support and be part of their journey, celebrating their success and community spirit. 

To create this post, AutoVitals had the pleasure of interviewing Judy Ryan, who has co-owned the shop along with Jeff Ryan since 1989. Judy, thank you for your time.

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